Our communities tell us a lot when we just stop and pay attention. By driving “around town” you can get a feel for the philosophy of a place, the self image a community is projecting. You can tell what a town thinks about!

The environment created by a community is either positive or negative. Parts of a town might be positive and parts might be negative.

Things to look for so you can better understand your town and see if the environment of a place is helping to promote negative behavior or positive.

Looking a little deeper you can see:

All of these things, and many more, are the environment of a community. Signals that the community is struggling or succeeding are obvious once you know how to look at your town. Environmental factors heavily influence behaviors.

environmental factors